6:55am PT by Erin Carlson
Oprah Winfrey Expands Lance Armstrong Interview to Two Nights (Video)
With hype about Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong reaching a fever pitch, the media mogul has turned the sitdown into a veritable primetime event to air not one but two nights on OWN.
The first part will air Thursday from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET, and the second on Friday at 9 p.m. ET. At the same time, it will be streamed on Oprah.com.
The disgraced cyclist addresses his doping scandal in the interview, confirming he used performance-enhancing drugs to win his Tour de France titles. The two-and-a-half-hour taping took place Monday in Austin, Texas.
Apparently, Winfrey's got the goods. She said Tuesday on CBS This Morning, co-hosted by BFF Gayle King, that although Armstrong "did not come clean in the manner that (she) expected," she was "satisfied by the answers."
"For myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. ... I feel that he answered the questions in a way that he was ready."
She added that he was "pretty forthcoming," observing: "I felt that he was thoughtful, I thought that he was serious, I thought that he certainly had prepared himself for this moment."